Tag: Environment

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Roadrunner President

 

TrumpRoadrunnerPresident Trump wears me out just following his schedule, and I’m two decades his junior. He seems to thrive on constant motion. Moreover, the motion is directed, purposeful.

Consider the past week: 17-25 September. President Trump went into the heart of political enemy territory to raise money, then created visuals of real new wall construction, then met with the Australian Prime Minister, set up the Democrats and their media arm, showed he was on top of disaster response in Texas, joined Prime Minister Modi in a large arena venue like a couple of rock superstars, celebrated an Australian opening a new manufacturing plant in Ohio, publicly defended religious liberty on the global stage, placed the globalist climate fraud in perspective, told the world the future belongs to patriots in every land, got multiple international agreements signed, acted as the caring friend of two feuding nuclear powers, demonstrated real transparency, exposed real corruption and collusion, and tied it all up with a bow in a level-headed tour de force press conference Wednesday morning.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Crystals the Color of Sweat and Blood

 

I was a minor rock hound — a rock pup, if you will — in my youth. Nothing serious, a small collection, only a few spectacular finds of my own, the rest either dull or store-bought. I liked crystals. But not as “wellness” aids. The folklore surrounding minerals, including their medicinal use, is part of their history. Still, I found myself mildly disappointed by the degree to which even geology shops treated the folklore as true.

Apparently, “wellness” claims for rocks have only gotten worse — er, I mean, more popular — since I was a young rock hound. Gwyneth Paltrow, for example, has gifted the world with Goop, like crystal-enhanced water bottles! Yoni eggs! (Warning: these eggs NSFW.) Rose quartz, with its soft pink hue, is particularly popular for “wellness.” Fair-trade certification, which is supposed to guarantee humane treatment of workers, is also popular in wellness products. But — and it’s a big but — most “wellness” crystals are far from fair trade. That pretty rose quartz is the color of sweat and blood.

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http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190905-how-localisation-can-solve-climate-change Wow, so while we were fearing that the globalists will push their way forward with use of climate change, the agenda just got turned inside out (although it may take politicians awhile to refocus their efforts). Of course only a world government could possibly enforce this. Bonus: it could even fit right in with […]

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Here’s my hot five, feel free to add yours in the comments won’t you?

The Day After Tomorrow – Global warming causes New York to freeze and CGI wolves to run amok in New Jersey. I forget, is Matthew Broderick in this one, or do I have it confused with some other Roland Emmerich POS?

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I’ve given the whole global warming/ climate change issue considerable thought and research since I first heard about it in 1988 from a friend taking a class who learned that bovine flatulence was contributing to a greenhouse effect. In the 30 years since it’s become, to many, the most important issue of their lifetime and […]

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Pardon the length of this, and don’t read if you prefer an immediate events focus. Anyone answering may have to project forward 50 or even 300 years to speculate and answer. Clearly there is a political force convinced that human activity adds significantly enough to global warming to justify enacting new realms of governmental action […]

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As I understand it, DDT was banned by executive decree from the EPA chief. Could Trump unilaterally revoke the ban? Would doing so necessarily result in reintroduction of DDT to American markets, despite Democrats’ likely intention to repeat the ban?  More

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“Making America toxic again,” as one publication suggested, or a public servant dedicated to paring honest science and environmental stewardship? Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, stops by to explain how the Trump Administration has reoriented the EPA, its highlights and priorities, and how a former college baseball player deals with political hardball […]

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President Trump issued a sweeping executive order Tuesday to unravel several Obama-era environmental and energy regulations. Signed at the EPA headquarters, the order calls for an immediate review of Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which restricted greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired plants.

“We’re going to have safety, we’re going to have clean water, we’re going to have clean air,” Trump said, “but so many [regulations] are unnecessary, so many are job-killing.” He added, “Together we are going to start a new energy revolution.”

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Alberta Parks issued the warning for Chester Lake and Burstall pass trailhead parking lots in Kananaskis, Alberta. Officials recommend motorists to keep at least 30 metres away from any moose, and to sound a car horn or use a remote door alarm to deter the animals. More

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Free Market Environmentalism for the Next Generation by Terry Anderson and Donald Leal (2015) of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) is a thorough update of a book they published in 1991. Considering I was in kindergarten back then, I feel like I have a decent claim to being part of the titular “next […]

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America’s Hat — like many other places brainwashed into believing that the possibility of a slight temperature rise will doom all of humanity — has adopted “green energy policies” that favor expensive, unreliable sources of power (wind and solar) over less expensive, highly reliable sources like coal, gas, and nuclear. I witnessed this first-hand driving […]

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“As the presidential primaries dominate the news, under the radar the Obama administration continues its unilateral assault on the economy and civil society. Consider the news from just this week.” So I wrote last month. Is it poor form to start a new post with exactly the same opening?

1. Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that they will extend tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes:

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Here on the Gulf Coast, mockingbirds are everywhere. Listening to them is a way of life for many folks. I grew up among people who love to gather on a porch or patio to simply relax and observe nature while chatting, sipping on cool drinks, or maybe pretending to read while slumped asleep in a […]

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Today is Earth Day, the High Holidays for the Church of the Perpetually Aggrieved & The Scientifically Illiterate. It’s an apocalyptic cult whose adherents worship the Polar Bear and are particularly dimwitted. They are noted for their resolute faith in the coming of environmental disaster in 5! No 10! No 20! No 50! years. To […]

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By Lovisa Selander – Transferred from en.wikipedia.

From a story I read this morning:

UNTAVI, Bolivia – Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia’s second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird carcasses and gulls fight for scraps under a glaring sun in what marshes remain. Lake Poopo was officially declared evaporated last month. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people have lost their livelihoods and gone. High on Bolivia’s semi-arid Andean plains at 3,700 meters [~12,000 ft.]and long subject to climatic whims, the shallow saline lake has essentially dried up before only to rebound to twice the area of Los Angeles. But recovery may no longer be possible, scientists say.”This is a picture of the future of climate change,” says Dirk Hoffman, a German glaciologist who studies how rising temperatures from the burning of fossil fuels has accelerated glacial melting in Bolivia.

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This morning a solemn President addressed the world from the White House. “Today we watched in horror an attack on the most innocent among us. U.S. intelligence has confirmed an ISIS video showing the cowardly assault on the Ramadi Zoo… and their polar bear, Hamid. (Choking up) Hamid was beloved by Iraqi children, both Sunni and Shi’ite alike. […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. What Your Wastewater Treatment Specialist Wants You to Know

 

Wastewater-Treatment-Plant-300x225I’ve seen that there is an unofficial series of sorts on Ricochet, where members write posts explaining what they do in their day jobs. I work for a company that does wastewater treatment (for industries, so my perspective is a little different from your local municipal wastewater treatment plant). This post is my contribution.

The motivation for treating wastewater is to avoid or mitigate negative impacts on the river, lake, ocean, or other area into which it flows. Common negative impacts include filling waterways with debris or sediment, causing fish kills or dead zones by depleting oxygen levels, promoting algae blooms, and spreading pathogens that can harm other people who use that water. In some cases, there may also be concerns related to specific heavy metals or other chemicals. I’ll focus on oxygen depletion, but feel free to ask about other impacts in the comments.

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